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Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 30, 2017

February 4, 2017

Deaths

CARPENTER — Jeraldine W. Carpenter, 81, of Summerhill, N.Y., and formerly of Lansing, died Jan. 27, 2016. Per Gerry’s request, there will be no services. A memorial luncheon will be held at
1 p.m. Feb. 18th at the King Ferry Firehall. 

CORNELL — Shirley Masters Cornell, 41, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 30, 2017. A calling hour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday with a memorial service to begin 3 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

February 3, 2017

Deaths

BEAMES — Nellie M. Beames, 99, of Sevierville, Tenn., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 30, 2017. A Catholic Prayer Service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the funeral home.

MANTELLA — Rocco John Mantella, 93, died Feb. 1, 2017, in Dedham, Mass. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home immediately followed by the burial service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

MOSS — Nancy E. Moss died Dec. 31, 2016, in Cortland, N.Y. There will be no services. To send an online condolence, visit www.wright-beard.com

February 2, 2017

Deaths

BARHITE — Arlene “Sue” Barhite, 70, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 26, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. A spring burial will be in Groton Rural Cemetery.

BATSFORD — Gerald “Jerry” Batsford, 64, of Virgil, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, with a grange service to follow. A spring burial will be at the New Woodstock Cemetery.

CHRISTIAN — Bessie M. Christian, 95 of Ithaca, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home.

DUCA — Genevieve J. Duca, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m Monday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The Duca family will be present to receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

KROBOTH — Helen Kroboth, 91, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 30 at Oak Hill Manor, Ithaca. Arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home.

LOSEY — Stephen J. Losey Jr. died Jan. 31, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 55 West Main Street, Dryden.

OWENS — Bernice F. Owens, 94, of Homer, N.Y., died Feb. 1, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Interment will take place in the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer in the spring.

STILES — Wesley B. Stiles, 69, of North Pitcher, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Otselic United Methodist Church, South Otselic. A private burial will be in North Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service. 

WOTHE — Valerie Anne Wothe of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Cortland, N.Y., has died. There will be a celebration of life in Eugene, Ore., with her close friends and work colleagues.

February 1, 2017

Deaths

COWAN — Susan A. Cowen, of Dunsmore Avenue, Cortland, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

CRANDALL — Iris O. Crandall, 83, died Jan. 23, 2017. There will be no calling hours or funeral. Interment will be at 1 p.m. May 27 at the Marathon Rule Cemetery, Marathon. A gathering will be held at the American Legion in Marathon after the services.

DeBRODY — Araceli Gabriel Debrody, 93, died Jan. 15, 2017, at The Atrium Nursing Facility in Wayne, N.J. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s Church.

PUZO — Joseph A. Puzo, 91, of Cortland, died Jan. 29, 2017, at the Hospicare residence in Ithaca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony’s Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting www.riccardifuneralhome.com.

SYKES — Joan Marjorie Sykes, 77, of Murphy, died Jan. 21, 2017, and Gordon Herbert Sykes, 81, died Jan. 24, 2017. A guestbook can be signed at smokymountaincremationsandfuneralservice.com.

January 31, 2017

Deaths

BUCHANAN — William Henry Buchanan III, 45, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2017. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday followed immediately by a funeral service at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

DRAKE — Kay K. Drake, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 25, 2017. Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

KING — Karen M. King, 53, of Cortland/Freetown, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2017. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial in St. Raymond’s Catholic Cemetery in the Bronx will be at the family’s convenience. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. In the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

TALLMAN — Linda G. Tallman, 76, of McGraw, N.Y.,died Jan. 29, 2017. A calling hour will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A service will immediately follow the calling hour. Spring burial will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

VANOSTRAND —Wilbur E. “Skip” VanOstrand Sr., 77, died Jan. 29, 2017. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., CortlandVisitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the service.

VANDEMARK — Constance J. Bushaw Baldwin VanDemark, 76, of Moravia N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2017. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A service will immediately follow the calling hours.  

January 30, 2017

Deaths

CARRINGTON — Sheldon (Shod) M. Carrington, 85, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 26, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Groton American Legion. 

COLE — Claude E. Cole Jr., 77, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2017. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. A service will immediately follow the calling hours at the funeral home.

FITZGERALD — Cindy L. Fitzgerald, 59, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Groton Assembly of God. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.  

TUTTLE — Ralph E. Tuttle, 84, of Copeland Avenue, Homer, died Jan. 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, when weather permits. Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

VANDEMARK — Constance J. Bushaw Baldwin VanDemark, 76, died Jan. 27, 2017. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family, and a full obituary will run later this week.

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